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program and is expected to open september 15th. increased traffic in the area is a big concern. the department of defense is making millions of dollars available to communities that will be impacted by brac. congressman chris van holland says he expects the department of defense to explain how municipalities can apply for that money later this week. >>> when we come back tonight on news4 at 6:00, a murder suspect is back behind bars this evening after beating the system, despite a sophisticated bracelet system. >>> we have proof that walking in the streets of the nation's capital can be dangerous in the height of the tourist season na. >>> we're getting a new look tonight at a stage collapse during a packed concert. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and today an entire nation helps to make the birthday wish of nelson mandela come true. >>> and hakem, what's going on in sports tonight? >> jim, coming up in sports, the nfl labor stand offis inching closer to a resolution. the washington kastles trying to stay unbeaten in tennis and what the head coach had to say after her team, the u
matthews was killed. four others were injured after a big fight broke out. it happened last night. the four victims are expected to be okay. police have not said what started that fight. and they have not identified a suspect yet. >>> if you're heading to the national mall and plan on using metro you have to expect some delays this weekend because parts of the red, orange, and blue lines, they're going through track work today and tomorrow. and the smithsonian metro station is going to be closed for most of the day on monday. it will reopen after the fireworks are over. but to keep people from getting trampled on the escalators, a lot of the downtown station's escalators will be turned off. and all day monday, offpeak fares will be in effect. >>> start of a holiday weekend. it's also a friday. so doug is out in somebody's backyard because he likes to do that on fridays. he is out in montgomery county. where are you, doug? >> oh, we're in potomac, jim. and i'll tell you what, it is a beautiful day, and a beautiful backyard too. take a look. a great house here in maryland. as far as the weath
of here earlier than i've ever seen them leave before. 5:00, 5:30, ready for a big next couple of days. because what they're going to have to do now, they're going to have to pack four months worth of free agent activity into about four days. so obviously, the nfl players, a player rep from each team, 32 guys, met over teleconference today, and agreed to the new labor agreement. so this is done. this morning, players from the executive board met in downtown d.c. at the nflpa headquarters, and after that conference call, they were joined by some owners and league representatives and the deal was done. so some minor details to be worked out. it's going to last for ten years, though. that's the good news. and amazingly, after four and a half months of a work stoppage, the nfl preseason starts almost on time. >> we're happy that we've got an agreement that we have reached. i'll turn it over to roger to say a few words, and -- we'll finish it up. >> well, it's been a long time coming, and football is back, and that's the great news for everybody. i want to thank d. and all of the players fo
before the debt ceiling is raised. a notion savaged this week by a big-name senate republican. >> it's unfair, it's bizarro. >> reporter: savaged today by senate democrats. >> this is the most outrageous suggestive heard. >> speaker boehner should just give it up. >> but the republican senate leader backed the speaker. >> democrats are out bragging about how they're going to prolong the crisis instead of doing the hard work of trying to solve it. and that includes the president. >> reporter: president obama is not bragging. he's begging for no default. >> if we don't come to an agreement, we could lose our country's aaa credit rating. not because we didn't have the capacity to pay our bills. we do. but because we didn't have a aaa political system to match. >> reporter: house republicans set a vote on the boehner plan tonight. >> here we go again, my friends. >> reporter: senate democrats plan to kill the boehner plan. three days left. saturday, sunday, monday. in reality, especially in the senate, the two political parties really are not that far apart on the key issue, spending. th
it. and that in a nutshell is why a lot of big, moderate players in this town led by president obama do like this bipartisan scheme. with 13 days until possible default, all eyes are on the gang of six senators, three republicans and three democrats. they met today with house democrats. can they craft a deficit deal that can pass congress? lawmakers ask gang of six democrat kent conrad. >> how does this work? where is it headed? >> reporter: like the deficit commission, like president obama, the gang of six has a plan that's balanced. gang of six democrat dick durbin. >> it does it by putting everything on the table. everything. spending cuts, entitlement programs and revenue. >> reporter: $3 trillion in spending cuts, including cuts in medicare and the like. $1 trillion in tax hikes. but not on most americans. >> we're actually reducing tax rates, both on the individual side and the corporate side. >> reporter: that's a move to win over conservatives, like house gop leader eric cantor. >> and so i don't think that raising taxes, increasing tax rates, is the answer. certainly not in
of a big bipartisan meeting on the looming debt crisis. brian mooar is on capitol hill now with more on this. brian? >> hey there, jim. those twitter messages are limited to 140 characters, but the tweeter in chief was allowed to go a little bit longer. >> here's a tweet. >> from the whitehouse, president obama hosted the first-ever twitter town hall. a question and answer session that started with a hardball. >> what mistakes have you made in handling this recession, and what would you do differently? >> one would have been to explain to the american people that it was going to take a while for us to get out of this. >> reporter: the white house says the questions were both written and chosen by twitter users. >> our next question comes from someone you may know. this is speaker boehner. >> oh, there you go. >> after embarking on a record spending binge that left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs? >> what he's right about is that we have not seen fast enough job growth relative to the need. >> reporter: the twitter town hall came on the eve of a white house debt ceiling showdown
with the expectation or their expectation that you would talk about the debt ceiling and that big issue the president is dealing with right now. but that -- obviously, you had other places that needed to be addressed, as well. >> well, you know, the white house had in mind, the president want to get his message out to the american people. as he has promised those congressional leaders he is going to do, he is going to take his case to the american people with regard to raising the debt and cutting spending and all of the other issues they're talking about. but there are some issues that i think are pretty germane and relevant and important to people in washington and in the washington area. and i kind of had a notion that the president would not mind talking about those things specifically. he's talked a lot about the debt ceiling. he talked about that, and, you know, i kind of figured that folks who are going to be watching "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast, ey'll get a lot about that on the debt ceiling. but i think there are some other kinds of things that folks in washington want to h
distinctly remember looking at a woman with her hair in a curly pony tail, curly big hair, wondering why she wasn't being accosted as well. >> they responded by saying they take any potential racism charge seriously, but they say they are confident the alleged hair search was the case of officers being thorough during security searches. >>> coming up tonight, a new weather scare for the space shuttle "atlantis" just a few days before its final launch. >> america is getting fatter. we'll see how our region shapes up compared to the rest of the country. >>> and after all these storms, the weekend looking pretty good. ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new citi thankyou card... and i put them to good use. he told me about his bunkmates, and how he signs up for every activity. ♪ he even hangs out with the camp director. just like that. [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> there's a report out today that america's waistline conti
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